Looking over the garden site as it is now
The walled garden site is full of lush vegetation and trees – but not the type that visitors would wish to see. Of course, the wet winter of 2013-14 didn’t help, keeping the area well watered.
That, however, is a situation that could soon be put right if the garden could be restored to its original condition. Even the small trees that have rooted in gaps in the base of the wall left by missing bricks wouldn’t be a problem if caught at this stage.
But a tree that appears to be growing on top of the wall needs to be removed before it damages the structure.
Not, of course, speaking for all the residents of Kingsley Fields 1 (the first stage of the housing development on the former farmland), one resident said that they would have no problem with the visitors that would be attracted to a restored wall garden.
But they added that parking in Fairfax Drive could, perhaps, be a problem. He was quickly reassured that all visitors to the garden would be encouraged to park in town and enjoy a walk along Welsh Row on their way to the garden.
Parking by visitors is covered in our Garden Plan along with other matters such as financing the restoration.